And to think, I’ve been complaining about Saturdays! You couldn’t move up the road today. Christmas Eve obviously and everybody ‘stocking up’. Well I suppose I was one of them, but I wasn’t concerned about extravagant Christmas food; mainly that I didn’t run out of things like beer!
You can always get it in the smaller shops – even on Christmas day – but it is much more expensive. I have never really given much thought to money but even I am aware that the difference can easily add up. But its not only that; it’s the principle. You can pay enough for things like wine as it is, without paying sometimes double for bottles purchased in a supermarket. And often the quality is far worse!
Still, I’m all stocked up now and want for nothing. Actually, I been invited to a few places over Christmas, but turned all the invitations down. There is one I have promised to accept for next year, but that is different. Why? I’m not telling you!
I saw Gareth last night instead of Friday. He was going to a Winter Solstice gathering with some other people and it was special to him so I don’t mind. When I showed him the ‘no further action’ letter, he didn’t seem at all surprised. “I always knew it wouldn’t come to anything” was basically all he said. And virtually everyone who knows about the whole business has said the same thing. Except for two people, of course, but they have now been officially proved wrong! Never mind. There is really no need to ‘rub it in’. I just remember that old saying . . . “A guilty conscience doesn’t need pricking”!
To more pleasant memories; I am really intrigued by all the interest people have shown in the books. My email has been almost ‘clogged up’ by personal enquiries; and the main one of my Website with general ones. I feel a little guilty having to let some other people do them, but I think they are aware that left to me, many of them might get delayed, even not answered. Well, I have been busy. And that’s not an excuse; its really true!
It might sound ‘mean’, but I’m just glad that generally most people don’t know my personal address. I’ve been overwhelmed with Christmas cards as it is! It might also sound a ‘little mean’ to admit that I haven’t returned any. But that’s just me. I only sent one card this year but that was to somebody very special.
Well, I’ll finish this for now as I have some more files to write into one of the books. I can scan a few documents in, in A5 but in the main, many of them have to be typed out.
So have a good Yuletide everybody. Might write something tomorrow; just see how it goes.
For now though,